2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Security Studies Minor

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Terrie Northrup, Minor Coordinator

225 Eggers Hall



The minor in Global Security Studies (GSS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students explore the global, international, national, and human dimensions of security, conflict, and conflict resolution in contemporary international relations using the analytic tools provided in different social science disciplines. The minor is administered by the International Relations Program and is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students in good academic standing.

International relations majors whose topic concentration is international security and diplomacy (ISD) are not eligible to take the Global Security Studies minor. In addition, for students majoring in International Relations who wish to undertake the Global Security Studies minor, a maximum of three (3) lower division (below 300 level) credits may be shared between the major and the minor.

Minor Requirements

In order to declare the minor, a student must receive a B grade or better in one of the two required lower division courses. The Global Security minor consists of six (6) courses, eighteen (18) credits. These include

This is not a complete list of courses that can be applied to the minor. A full list of on-campus courses that are approved each semester for the minor (including special and selected topics) as well as courses through Syracuse Abroad and Maxwell in Washington can be found by going to the International Relations website.

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